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, the inauguration also comes on the federal holiday in honor of dr. martin luther king, jr., who delivered his "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago, not far from here at the lincoln memorial. later in our special coverage, we will air excerpts of some of dr. king's less often played speeches, including "beyond vietnam." why he opposed the war in vietnam. but first, we turn to some of the voices of hope and resistance from sunday night's piece ball. not affiliated with any political party, the celebration at the mead center for american theater paid tribute to the continuing struggle for peace and justice here in the united states and throughout the world. we begin with naacp president benjamin jealoin. >> this is the place to be tonight. the challenge for our country was never to see the day when a person of color would be president, know the challenge for our country was to ensure that it would be safe for it to happen again and again. we knew it could be condoleezza rice. it could be colin powell. but we got barack obama. we got a man who was a product of a progressive movement. as we stand her
students find a special way to honor dr. martin luther king, jr. >>> twin sitters diane and darlene met their husbands. the brothers propose the on the same day with the same style en gaining. ring and even have a double wedding. the couples bought homes next to each other. one couple even gave birth to identical twins.  >>> in honor of the late dr. martin luther king, jr., some students recited his famous i have a dream speech. they recited it on the steps of the lincoln memorial today. >> 100 years later, the negro is still not free. >> it makes it fun because you get to learn about all the people who made your life better. >> some of you have come from area where the quest for freedom must be battered by the storm of persecution and staggered by the weight of police brutality. >> most of them came from areas where they wanted to be free but the people got in their way. >> let freedom ring on the snow capped rockies of colorado. >> let freedom ring from the gracious slopes of california. >> lets freedom ring from the mountains of georgia. >> this is important for kids t
, thousands joined the first family in a day of service honoring dr. martin luther king. tonight, thousands hit the inaugural concerts. ♪ nothing's ever going to take a bow ♪ oh, no, because nothing can keep me from loving you ♪ ♪ that's a house of cards caving in ♪ do you ever feel everything ♪ >> a lot of big stars are in town with more on the way for the inaugural. some of the parties are well underway tonight. our ken molestina is outside the generation now party in northwest, where will i am, common and t. payne put on a show. how was it? >> reporter: it's still going on strong right now. this is the weekend to be in washington, d.c. the glitz and glamour, celebrities walking around our street. you could confuse this place for either l.a. or miami. we're in front of the portrait gallery where the party has been going on all day. today we were talking about young voters out on the red carpet. take a look. >> our time.org inaugural party was a star-studded event with names like will i am and common, all of them talking about the importance of the young american vote. >> ta
others. the president started this to honor the legacy of dr. martin luther king? >> that is right, and this is the kickoff of the inauguration weekend. this day of service sets a different tone. before he is sworn in, president obama is shipping in. today, the first family picked up their paint brushes and volunteered in northeast, d.c. >> this is what america's about. this is what we celebrate. >> they started the day of service at their first inauguration, a call for people to volunteer on this specific day. vice-president joe biden spent today in southeast at the d.c. armory, filling care packages for troops. on the national mall, a service summit, with celebrities like eva longoria and chelsea clinton. >> it is inspiring to see all of these people out here. everybody is here to give back. >> and people did not even have to wait. they can participate on service projects on site. >> it shows the love and passion we have for one another. >> president obama said this service they should be a symbol of how the nation can work together. they spent the day pending a bookshelf. the pr
speech while in office the nation celebrates dr. martin luther king jr. and he carried a mantle for a broader progressism including his support of labor unions, social justice trying to eliminate poverty and his vocal anti-militarism. here is dr. king in a sermon where he points to our government for getting involved in the conflict there. >> a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death. >> john: not a quote you hear too often on dr. king day. here to discuss this with me now is kristal brent zook, associate professor at director of the ma journalism program in hofstra university, she is also the author of three books including "black women's lives: stories of power and pain." and political activist and director of the peace and justice resource center, tom hayden. thank you for your time this evening. when this day was approaching i told the staff on the show i really wanted to do a dr. king discussion about these very topics because martin luther king jr. stood for civil rights,
service to honor the late dr. martin luther king, jr. >> this is what we celebrate. this inauguration, we're going to be -- it's a symbol of how our democracy works and how we peacefully transfer power. but it should also be an affirmation that we're all in this together. >> tomorrow the president takes the oath of office at noon to begin a second term. it will be a private ceremony at the white house. the public swearing in takes place on monday at the u.s. capital followed by the inaugural parade. >>> it's not a sellout of four years ago. hotels are reporting 70% occupancy. still that means hundreds of thousands of visitors adding millions of dollars to the local economy. they're coming from all parts of the country for the celebrations this weekend. jennifer shows us the glitz and glamour behind the state inaugural fashion show. >> reporter: a little light and glamour of hollywood found its way to washington this weekend. >> well, this is old california. >> reporter: the golden state is on full display with around 700 proud californians here to meet, greet and celebrate one of their st
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. martin luther king jr., one can be pretty certain that in addition to using dr. king's bible during the swearing-in ceremony that the message and sacrifices of dr. king will be prominently mentioned today. we'll be right back. hey, buddy? oh, hey, flo. you want to see something cool? snapshot, from progressive. my insurance company told me not to talk to people like you. you always do what they tell you? no... try it, and see what your good driving can save you. you don't even have to switch. unless you're scared. i'm not scared, it's... you know we can still see you. no, you can't. pretty sure we can... try snapshot today -- no pressure. pediatrician recommended pain reliever for children. plus, children's advil® brings fever down faster than children's tylenol®. choose children's advil®. relief you can trust. waiting for your wrinkle cream to work? neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair has the fastest retinol formula. to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles in just one week. neutrogena®. with fancy feast mornings gourmet cat food. to visib(announcer) ne lines and make mornings s
's inauguration. we'll tell, but that. >> brian: we're celebrating the legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr., his niece is here live with how he might have solved the problem in america today. ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing e all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. introducing e all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. i've got two tickets to paradise!l set? pack your bags, we'll leave tonight. uhh, it's next month, actually... eddie continues singing: to tickets to... paradiiiiiise! no four. remember? whoooa whooaa whooo! you know ronny, folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. and how happy are they jimmy? happier than eddie money running a travel agency. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. there's the sign to the bullpen. here he comes. you wouldn't want your doctor doing your job, the pitch! whoa! so why are you doing his? only yr doctor can determine if your persistent heartburn is actually something more serious like acid reflux disease. over time, stomach acid can
on the weekend in which we're celebrating dr. martin luther king's birthday, someone who was killed by a gun. in fact, the gun control act of 1968 was proffered in response to his assassination. that said, the day does not honor his legacy. the fact is it really besmirch whiceshis legacy. he was the apostle of non-violence. we have to go to what dr. king saw as being an american problem. he said more than 40 years ago we are the greatest purveyors of violence in the world today. there's a study that came out last week that reaffirmed that, that we are the most violent wealthy western nation. why is that. as you talk about jared loughner and white people and black people, the fact is we're killing each other in america. we, you, me, and ann need to sit down and talk about why it is america and americans are so violent. >> ann, what problem do you have with universal background checks. >> i don't. i don't at all. >> even for gun shows. >> gun rights supporters support that. >> now you're for expanding. >> wait, can i finish? >> you may follow up on the race issue. >> first of all, it's not tha
, martin luther king jr. we will pause to remember dr. king's birthday and i'd like to bring in andrew young the third, former civil rights leader and ambassador andrew young. good to see you, sir. >> hey, craig, how are you doing? >> great. your father is a long time friend and confidant of reverend king. what have you learned from your father, and also, his generation as well? >> you know, i think that it is very important that we as americans today give each other a faith-saving way out, and that is one thing that my father was adamant about throughout his life is that when you have an opponent and have indifferences about a subject, that you give your opponent a way out. to keep his dignity and that is how you create change, and that is what dr. king and my father and dr. lowrie and others did during the civil rights movement when they were fighting bigotry. and unfortunately, that is what the president obama is going to to have to learn to do with the go gop. >> what are your thoughts as we get ready to see president obama sworn in for a second time tomorrow? >> i think that it's
. the national day of service is meant for people to volunteer their time to help others. in honor of dr. martin luther king junior. there was also a special inauguration event for the kids this weekend. the first lady along with daughters sasha and malia rocked out with hundreds of children from military families saturday in washington. the concert included performances by katy perry, usher and cast members from the t-v show "glee". and you'll be able to watch the inauguration ceremony live during the kron-4 morning news on monday. it will start at 8-30 in the morning. and we'll also have the inaugural parade live on our 24-7 bay area news channel - starting at 10-35. there are many ways in the bay area to celebrate martin luther king junior's legacy. here are just a few: a freedom train leaves the san jose caltrain station at 9-30 a-m. and heads to san francisco. riders can hear songs from the civil rights era and stories about dr. king. then at 10 a-m the free "make the dream real" celebration will begin at mc-clemonds high school in oakland. that's at 2-6-0-7 myrtle street. in san francisco
want everyone to pitch in for the national day of service. which honors dr. martin luther king, junior. and as you see here on the mall, lots of people are turning out to say hello but also to volunteer and to be part of the inaugural excitement. the president took his message online, as well. >> four years ago, my family celebrated inauguration weekend and martin lugar king day by rolling up our sleeves and lending a hand in our community. that's because inaugurations are about more than just celebrating. they're about coming to together to make our country a better place. it was one of the highlights of the weekend and this year we're going to do it again on saturday. >> the president and the first lady who took part in this national day of service. here they are at a washington school earlier today helping volunteers who were staining a book case. john berman very critical of the president's form in painting that book case. you've been rough on him, buddy. speaking of service though, next month, cnn will begin introducing you to heroes who make service a way of life. first take a lo
as a figure, dr. martin luther king jr. as he stands on the capital step for the swearing in, the president will not be standing alone. he will be surrounded by the women who helped make the man into a president. like president obama, so, too, was dr. king surrounded by women who helped make the man into a movement. women like ella baker. women like diane nash. women like fanny lou. koretta scott king. back with me, elizabeth alexander, myrlie evers. i hate the king memorial and at the same time love it. he emerged from a movement. what happens when we forget the other names? >> you know, he was a rock. >> hmm. >> his name still says that. regardless of whether we like the statue or not. i have a little criticism about the media. >> mm-hmm. >> the media decided that dr. king was the only person of importance in the movement. when they -- when he was killed, the media asked well who will your leader be? my question was why not embrace all the others that gave so much that did so much and include them in this? dr. king said, and i heard him say this on occasion, i am not in this alone. you ha
area, several events are planned in honor of dr. martin luther king junior. the memorial church will have a special selllation ahead of the holiday. poetry and music from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning the annual freedom train will make the journey from san jose to san francisco. >>> time is 7:27. big announcement about giant star brian wilson. why the bearded pitcher will not be returning to the team. >>> big waves and some of the best surfers in the world are gathering in half moon bay right now. the development of mavericks is in this morning. Ñmñz?cç?çÑkÑkÑe- ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most deliciou
change an issue he's hardly mentioned in recent years and on the birthday of dr. martin luther king jr. he equated the struggle for gay rights with the struggle for civil rights. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: at the luncheon which followed a more bipartisan tone. speaker of the house john boehner presented the president with a gift and good wish. >> in the spirit of harmony i'm proud to present the flag that flew over this battalion of democracy today to president barack obama and vice president joe biden, and to you gentlemen i say, congratulations, and godspeed. >> reporter: the most poignant picture of the day was this the president going inside from the west front of the capitol, pausing and turning for one last look down the vast expanse of the national mall. another thing he thought he might not see, some daylight on the debt limit fight. republicans said monday they would vote tomorrow to raise the debt limit for three months that delays at least for a while anothe
mentoring month during which we will celebrate the martin luther king jr. national day of service, giving all americans the opportunity to answer dr. king's important question, what are you doing for others? today i would like to recognize an exceptional minnesota organization that has become known as a national model for excellence in mentoring and service. it's the mentoring partnership, who works with hundreds of minnesotan organizations to pair up mentors with men tees and help strengthen relationships and build stronger demuents. every child deserves a mentor -- communities. every child deserves a mentor. the number one indicator of success for a child is a good relationship with a caring adult. they provide care and support, advice and words of encouragement. dr. king often spoke of his mentors and likewise became one himself to many americans. let's use this day of celebration on martin luther king day and national mentoring month as an opportunity to become a mentor or simply thank those who may have served as a mentor to yourself. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentle
produced -- that is my own assessment -- martin luther king, jr. [applause] so the president will clearly be in the foreground, but dr. king looms large as the backdrop. now, word comes from the white house that they will use his bible for this historic and iconic celebration, so we will talk tonight about how we honor the legacy of dr. king by focusing more attention on the issue that he gave his life for -- the poor. king once said we have to civilize ourselves by the immediate abolition of poverty. obviously, we are not quite there yet, but we of tonight's conversation will aid us and of that as in trying to make sure that we look out for the least among us. i am pleased tonight to be joined by an all-star panel. i want to introduce them one by one and jumped right into the conversation. i want to start by thanking c- span for carrying this program live around the world tonight. [applause] thank you, c-span. as the conversation gets under way, we will tell you more about what you can do at home or wherever you might be watching tonight to join in the conversation, but for now, let me i
inaugurated for a second time on martin luther king day and can look out and see the likeness of martin luther king. to see jefferson, to see lincoln. it is just unreal. 150 years after the emancipation proclamation, almost 50 years after the march on washington, dr. king delivered the i have a dream speech, it says something about the distance we have come, the progress we have made and for him to make a speech that was so inclusive, it was about black people, white people, asian americans, latino, native americans, straight, gay, that we're one people. we're one family. we are one house. we all live in the american house. >> well, about that last point, congressman, we want to let you go and enjoy your lunch, we all do live in the same house and there you are. you have gone from the struggle earlier in your life to a warrior in the house of representatives. you have got an anxious american public watching. a lot of them would really like to see some folks getting along in washington. what are the prospects for that? >> the prospects are very bright. we're going to continue to work together a
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